Everything began with a long-awaited Friday, the day I go with my friends from school, to the craziest time of my life. On July 20th, we were all excited for the whole school year to end and as that day was getting closer, it made me more nervous than ever before. It took so much to do, buy new clothes, food for the journey, and better camera, so the pictures look better this time. I was worried that I had something to forget about so many things, so I made a great list of all the things I need. I do not need to mention that I compiled this list a month in advance.
At last, finally, that day came, I remember we went off an hour later because that night was the football match Serbia – Brazil (the game after which the whole country cried). Not because Serbia did not we the World Cup, but because we were so close to beating one of the best football countries in the world. We got on board to the bus ride for about 22 hours and took off to the promised country of Spain.
The night was mostly silent, probably we were all under the impression of the game, so no one had any fun. In the morning however, as our first stop point before Spain, we came to Venice – a city known for its canals, gondolas and rich history. Though there were over 85 degrees outside, our atmosphere was further fueled by the pre-season guide that had such a good reputation that we really thought this story could be fun. We have seen a lot of things, from the beautiful Mark’s Square, the Renaissance Campanile Tower, the Grand Canal, and the bridge that crosses it, the Ponte dei Sospiri, better known as the Bridge of Sorrows. In addition to the sights, there were also street vendors who want to sell some of the ‘original’ bags like Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton. On the same day, we also visited Padua, a town in the north of Italy, where we saw the beautiful Basilica of St. Anthony, which contains his relics and his grave.
After a long bus ride, we arrived at the hotel in Cannes, France late in the evening. There we unpacked, took showers and fell asleep because we were overdue from the long bus ride.
In the morning, we had to pack our stuff early, go for breakfast and go for a tour of Cannes, the city on the Azure Coast. Since Cannes is known for its film festival, we have hoped to meet someone famous, Johnny Depp, but we were not lucky. We got to see luxurious cars, yachts and other things wealthy people buy to fulfill their happiness.
We spent the rest of the day in Nice. It is also a beautiful city that consists of an old and new part of the city. All day we were free and wondered around the city, taking pictures and buying souvenirs, until about 10 pm at night. After that, we headed for providence the Monaco. Monaco, which is well known for their casinos, the rivalry, what is interesting is that they are one of the cities where the VP Monaco Formula 1 is being held, what it is interesting about it is that the tracks go through the center of the city.
On our third day, after all the night spent on the bus, we arrived at the Dalian Salvador Museum. He was a famous Spanish painter, writer and filmmaker who was remembered in history for his bizarre imagery.
Few hours later form the Dali’s museum, we arrived in Spain, which is a haven for students. We arrived at the Don Juan hotel complex. And at the time of the arrival, my friends and I were moved to another part of the hotel, the one little bit more exclusive, because the room where we were supposed to be a water pipe broke. I was exciting; better beds, especially when you are seven feet tall, large bathrooms, and a beautiful view every tourist would wish to have it. We knew this would be a real vacation we deserved. Mostly during our stay in Spain, we were free. All day we were on that beautiful beach with big waves, and in the evening, they came out to super cool nightclubs. There was only one word to describe this place and it was, Heaven.
We were in Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, to visit the famous football stadium Camp Nou where FC Barcelona plays and the museum dedicated to the football club. We had the opportunity to watch the beautiful Magical Fountains of light, water and music.
Our day ended in Lloret de Mar and all of a sudden, we were getting ready to pack and leave for home home. We were not aware that everything had ended so quickly, but we knew that everything that is beautiful does not last forever. We boarded the bus, looked once again towards the city of Barcelona and said goodbye. Our bus ride took an entire day to arrive in Avignon, a city in southern France known for theater festivals, history and strong winds in the evening.
In the morning we arrived in Verona, a city known for the love between Romeo and Juliet. After a short sightseeing tour, we left for Gardaland, Italy’s largest entertainment park. We spent the whole day there, and in the evening, they went to our final destination – our homes.
Although all this has passed so quickly, it was the most beautiful journey in my life. I’ve seen so much, spent quality time with my friends, enjoyed, but I can rightly say that Spain is a paradise for soul and body.